Litchinitser, Natalia M. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Shalaev, Vladimir M. School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
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The property of displaying an index of refraction whose value is less than 0. Refraction is one of the most fundamental phenomena in nature. It gives rise to such well-known effects as the apparent bending of objects partly immersed in water, rainbows, mirages, green flashes, and haloes. Refraction is also utilized in many existing optical instruments, including microscopes, telescopes, and eyeglasses. All these phenomena and applications rely on conventional or “positive” refraction. What would the world look like if the sign of refraction were reversed?
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